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Chewsy - Plant-Based Plastic-Free Gum

Chewsy - Plant-Based Plastic-Free Gum

Regular price
$3.99
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$3.99

Info: 12 Pieces Totaling 18 g per Box; Available in 4 Flavours

Chewsy is a completely plant-based, biodegradable and vegan chewing gum which is also sugar-free.

Info: 12 Pieces Totaling 18 g per Box; Available in 4 Flavours

Chewsy is a completely plant-based, biodegradable and vegan chewing gum which is also sugar-free.

Product Notes:

Sustainable, Plant-Based Chewing Gum

If you're trying to curtail your use of single use plastics to help reduce your environmental impact, don't stop with straws, bags, or other containers. You may not realize it, but one of the foods we consume has essentially been made from non-biodegradable plastic, as well: the base of chewing gum! It's high time we be more Chewsy about that, too.

What's old is new again! Many may be too young to remember, but the chewy base of the original Chiclets gum was actually made with chicle: the sap from one of the several types of Mesoamerican trees which the Aztecs, Mayans, and eventually Europeans traditionally chewed as a means of staving off hunger, freshening breath, and keeping teeth clean. But due to land reforms and labour costs, by the 1960s, most gum manufacturers switched, initially to a butadiene-based synthetic rubber, and then to a more plastic combination of polymers, elastomers, waxes, anti-oxidants and softeners usually identified simply as "Gum Base".

Frustrated by both the environmental and health costs, the U.K. company Chewsy wanted to reverse that trend by restoring the original plant base to gum - from a sustainable source. Now available in Canada, Chewsy uses a completely natural Chicle Gum Base along with just five other plant-based ingredients in each flavour (including being sweetened with 100% xylitol). 

Xylitol has a lower glycemic index and 40% fewer calories than traditional sugar, and can actually help decrease tooth decay and dental plaque acid production by creating an unwelcome environment for bacteria -- they simply can't stick to the teeth in a xylitol-rich environment! Xylitol may even lower the risk of sinus and ear infections.

Chewsy Gum Ingredients:

Xylitol (67%) (derived from birch trees), Chicle Gum Base (Sap from Sapodilla Trees), Gum Arabic (derived from acacia trees), Natural Flavour (either Cinnamon, Lemon, Peppermint, or Spearmint, depending on the selection), Sunflower Lecithin, and Carnauba Wax (derived from Brazilian palm trees).

A natural chewing gum, Chewsy is: sugar free; non-GMO; and vegan. Some types of gum use beeswax as a glazing agent, Chewsy uses carnauba.


Product Options:
Cinnamon - $3.99 - UPC: 875405006533
Lemon - $3.99 - UPC: 875405006519
Peppermint - $3.99 - UPC: 875405006502
Spearmint - $3.99 - UPC: 875405006526